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Jeremy Irons


British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 Red Sparrow (post-production)
Korchnoi
 2017 Monumental (post-production)
Garrison
 2017 Birds Like Us
Kondor
 2016 Their Finest
Secretary of War
 2016/I Race
Avery Brundage
 2015 High-Rise
Royal
 2013 Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano's Edge (TV Series)
Narrator
- Pioneers of the Deep (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Surprise Salmon (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Ash Runners (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Phoenix Temple (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Volcano Doctors (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Henry IV
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... Henry IV
- Henry IV, Part 1 (2012) ... Henry IV
 2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Bar Rag
- Moe Goes from Rags to Riches (2012) ... Bar Rag (voice)
 2012 The Words
The Old Man
 2010 The Majestic Plastic Bag (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various Characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various Characters
 2009 The Magic 7 (TV Movie)
Thraxx (voice)
 2006 Eragon
Brom
 2006 1984 (TV Movie)
Telescreen Voice
 2005 Elizabeth I (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Dudley / Earl of Leicester
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Lord Dudley
 2005 Casanova
Pucci
 2004 Mathilde
Col. De Petris
 2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...
Valentin Valentin
 2002 Fitzgerald (TV Movie)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 2002 The Time Machine
Über-Morlock
 2001 The Fourth Angel
Jack Elgin
 2000 Ohio Impromptu (TV Short)
Reader / Listener
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Rupert Gould
 1999 Faeries
The Shapeshifter (voice)
 1997 Mirad (TV Movie)
Djuka
 1997 Chinese Box
John
 1994 The Lion King
Scar (voice)
 1992 Waterland
Tom Crick
 1992 From Time to Time (Short)
H.G. Wells
 1991 Kafka
Kafka
 1991 Zebrácká opera
Prisoner
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Various
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... Various (voice)
 1989 The Dream (TV Movie)
 1989 Australia
Edouard Pierson
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval
Guy Jones
 1983 Betrayal
Jerry
 1983 The Captain's Doll (TV Movie)
Captain Alex Hepworth
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
3rd Edition Narrator - 1994-2007 (voice)
 1982 Moonlighting
Nowak
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Otto Beck
- Langrishe Go Down (1978) ... Otto Beck
 1975 The Liberty Tree (TV Movie)
Samuel Ross
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Samuel Ross
- Liberty Tree (1975) ... Samuel Ross
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Franz Liszt
- Trial (1974) ... Franz Liszt
- Conflict (1974) ... Franz Liszt
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Lexus (performing The Voice of the Autobahn) (voiceover). See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 7 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

In an interview, he once explained the origin and pronunciation of his name thus: "My name is certainly not pronounced 'Eye-rons,' but just like the metal. In England we say, 'Eye-ons' -- we're lazy about our Rs. Here [USA] I guess you would say 'Ire-ons.'" The name is fairly common in England, it's probably short for Ironsmith." See more »

Trivia:

Helped to financially Sponser British Character Actor Stephen Manwaring whilst Stephen was at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 1999-2002. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays sinister villains See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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